Blu-ray Review: “Interstellar”

In a nutshell: Science fiction epic gets the science correct, but more importantly, is an emotional tearjerker that occasionally stumbles over its best intentions. Even so, it is a worthwhile viewing and a terrific entertainment.

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Film Review: “Interstellar”

On the surface, Christopher Nolan’s film, “Interstellar,” is a love story. While there are different kinds of love we feel, the types of love Nolan weaves into this film are that of family and exploration. The premise of the movie is fairly ...

Film Review: “Man of Steel”

I don’t pay a lot of attention to press kit material, but a quote from director Zack Snyder in the Man of Steel notes bears repeating. “We knew the action had to be bigger than big, with heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thrills. We ...

Pass the Popcorn: The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has drawn to a close with “The Dark Knight Rises”. How does it fare next to 2008’s titanic “The Dark Knight”?

Current Events: Rising in the Dark

I can’t write this article. Not the one I am supposed to write.

See, I was meant to write about the film The Dark Knight Rises and how it reflected and refracted the book I read this week, the excellent and elegant ...

Dw. Dunphy On… Exploiting the Universals

I’ve been working on a television series “bible” on and off for a few years. A TV bible is the framework of a series designed by a developer to, essentially, establish the rules of a series; it explains characters and each ...

Popdose 2010: Dw. Dunphy’s Top Albums

2010 was a difficult year for music, despite there being so much of it to choose from. Some high profile albums made no mark on me, while some that crept in under doorway became obsessions. There were albums ...

Revival House: Eleven Awesome Movie Mind-Benders

They mess with your head, they riff on reality and illusion, they can be somewhat frustrating at times — and yet I love them. With the release of Christopher Nolan’s Inception this week, I thought it would be fun to take a ...

Blu-ray Review: “Insomnia”

Its Blu-ray debut is timed to take advantage of the hubbub surrounding director Christopher Nolan’s latest film, but 2002’s Insomnia would make for a fine summer reissue even if Warner Bros. weren’t already pimping the highly anticipated Inception ...

How Bad Can It Be?: “Batman Year 100″

My primary brief, with How Bad Can It Be?, is to look at media product that for whatever reason — an unpromising premise, a poisoned reputation, a creator’s track record — gives me no reason to expect that it’ll ...